Northwestern Athletics has released a video in support of the It Gets Better project.
The video, filmed over the summer, features Northwestern Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips, head coaches Pat Fitzgerald (football), Kate Drohan (softball) and Claire Pollard (women’s tennis) alongside several current and former students.
“We are excited to join with the It Gets Better Project to take a stand against bullying,” Phillips said. “As a University and an Athletic Department, Northwestern takes great pride in celebrating each and every one of the unique individuals at our institution, whether they be students or staff. Bullying of anyone for any reason is not acceptable, and we hope others will use their voices to stand with us.”
To supplement Northwestern’s It Gets Better project video on the organization’s website, NU Athletics’ YouTube channel and NUsports.com, both 30- and 60-second public service announcements also will begin to air on WGN-AM Radio 720 and are available for any station wishing to use them.
Watch the video below:
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